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Is it safe to use a Phoenix 25 with an E-flite 480 1020Kv Outrunner?

 
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:27 PM
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Question Is it safe to use a Phoenix 25 with an E-flite 480 1020Kv Outrunner?

Hi,

I just bought an E-flite 480 1020Kv Outrunner, and was wondering if it is safe to use my Phoenix 25 with it? The motor is rated at 22A continuous current, and 28A max burst current.

I would think that it would fall within the specs of this speed control, but want to make sure before hooking it up. I don't know if using a motor that falls that close to the upper limits of the speed controls ratings will shorten it's life, or not?

I'm looking at a Thunderbird 36 if the Phoenix 25 is to small, but would prefer using the Phoenix 25 if possible. I'm unemployed right now, and would prefer not having to buy a new speed control if I don't have to. Then again, I don't want to risk frying my Phoenix if I don't have to either LOL.

Thank You,

Mark

P.S. - A hobby store has the Thunderbird 36 on sale until the 4th of July. So if you recommend getting the Thunderbird 36 please try to respond before then.
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